Category Archives: College Admissions

The End of Expensive College?

When Harvard University denied Warren Buffet’s candidacy for admission, the university smiled on two out of three applicants. Today, Harvard admits two applicants out of 33, around six percent. “Competitive” as admissions may be at some schools, there is a growing sense in our culture that attending college is no longer about acquiring skills, developing…Read the full article

Never, Never, Never

When Churchill said, “Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy” the alternative was that there was–well–actually there was no alternative. Britain was going…Read the full article

The Best College

I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that Tom Brady is a significantly better quarterback than Tim Tebow. In ten seasons, Brady has appeared in five Super Bowls, winning three of them; his career post season record of 16-5 is unparalleled; Brady has won two Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Awards…Read the full article


An erudite reader responded to my column last week about bad parenting: “One question: Do people respond to requests for stories? It seems your call to action should be a bit higher up in the post and set apart rather than at the end and as part of another paragraph. Thoughts?” “Do people respond?” The…Read the full article